When Welling United knocked Dartford out of the Kent Senior Cup, it started a league run that pulled them clear of the relegation zone..
Now they meet Bromley in the Quarter Final in need of another boost for some points to keep them out of relegation problems, and with the extra boost of hosting Charlton Athletic in the semi-final.
There was no shortage of excitement when the Wings knocked out holders Dartford. Harry Crawford headed Welling in front after 21 minutes however Ryan Hayes equalised from the spot in the first half.
Three minutes after the break Keaton Wood put the visitors ahead but he was not as happy when Welling equalised in a grandstand finished. Matt Fish let fly and his shot hit Wood on the back causing it to loop into the net.
Hatton then had a chance to win the game but fired his spot kick into Danson Park so the game went to penalties. Hatton made no mistake second time around however Harry Girling was the hero saving three Dartford efforts. Fish, George Oakley and Christian Nanetti converted to send the Wings through.
It’s not the first time that Welling have met Bromley this season. They met in the F.A. Trophy in January.
Despite going behind to a Jack Holland goal in the opening exchanges, Danny Waldren equalised against his former club with a deep cross that drifted just inside the post.
Another former Raven, Adam Coombes, scored the winner with a brilliant free kick.
On Saturday, Tristan Lewis suggested that fringe players, such as Dean Leacock and Tom Richards might get a run out. Unfortunately, Archie Johnson won’t feature as he suffered concussion on Saturday, playing for Thamesmead Town.
Matt Fish lets fly for the equaliser against Dartford. Picture by Dave Budden